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Oliver Hardy, Genius of Comedy

 
 
Oliver Hardy, Genius of Comedy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 13, 2008
1. Oliver Hardy, Genius of Comedy Marker
Inscription. Oliver Norvell Hardy, of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy, lived in the Turnell-Butler Hotel which once stood on this corner. He was born in Harlem, Georgia, on January 18, 1892. The family was in Madison by that February, and may have moved here earlier. Mrs. Hardy later opened a hotel in Madison named The Hardy House. Oliver began his education at age six at the Madison Grammar School. Mrs. Hardy and her children left Madison in October 1898. Oliver Hardy died in 1957 and is buried in California where a plaque reads: “His Talent Brought Joy and Laughter To All the World.”
 
Erected 2002 by The Georgia Historical Society and the City of Madison. (Marker Number 104-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 35.73′ N, 83° 28.008′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Street and East Jefferson Street, in the median on Hancock Street. Click for map. The marker is located across East Jefferson Street from the Morgan County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Plaque at Oliver Hardy's gravesite in North Hollywood, California Photo, Click for full size
By A.J. Marik
2. Plaque at Oliver Hardy's gravesite in North Hollywood, California
marker. In Memory of the Boys from Morgan County, Georgia (a few steps from this marker); William Tappan Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Advancement (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Banking Institutions (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia biography of Oliver Norvell Hardy. The first sentence of this biography is in error; Hardy's first name was indeed Oliver. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
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